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Delivering Some Good News about Escape from Beckyville!

When I was 11, I had a paper route, delivering The Times Herald in the Pennsylvania community of Whitpain Hills where I lived. It was my first job. I was excited about folding the stack of newspapers and placing the … Continue reading

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The Beckyville Chronicles: Returning Home

I’m typing this at my cousin Ranae’s dining room table in a snow-covered subdivision in New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment. Ranae bustles around her kitchen preparing Spanish rice, refried beans, cauliflower and broiled pork chops for our dinner. Her … Continue reading

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The Beckyville Chronicles: On the Road Again

This past February, I rented a car and drove nearly three hundred miles from Queenstown, New Zealand to Christchurch by myself. It was my second solo vacation Down Under, having ventured to Sydney, Australia the year before. I’d never driven … Continue reading

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The Beckyville Chronicles: Time and Persistence

“Time never worked the way Sixo thought, so of course he never got it right.” The above line from Toni Morrison’s novel Beloved resonates with me because it describes my own struggle with the clock. Sixo never got time right … Continue reading

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Skin Care Tips for Women on the Go

Toni Ann Johnson is a dear friend, fellow author, world traveler and alum of Antioch University Los Angeles, where we first met while pursuing an MFA in creative writing. Not only is Toni Ann an activist who cares about the … Continue reading

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